Team Coaches

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Xiaoping
Li

Co-founder and head coach of the boys program Deriving from his experience as a world champion gymnast, Xiaoping founded South Coast gymnastics in 1997 and the program continues to excel today.

1981 World Championships Gold Medalist on the Pommel Horse

1983 World Championships Team Gold Medalist

1984 Olympic Silver Medalist

1992-1996, 2012 JO National Men's Coaching Staff

1998-1999 SCMGA's "Coach of the Year"

FIG (international), National and Regional Judge

2008 Beijing Olympics Gymnastics Director

29 years of coaching experience

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Jia
Wen

Co-founder and head coach of the girls program. Jia competed for the Chinese National Team in 1977. Coming to the United States in 1987, she co-founded South Coast Gymnastics along with Li Xiaoping.

Former Chinese Olympic Team member

World Championships team silver medalist

World Games silver medalist on Beam

4 years Chinese National Olympic Team Coach

1998-1999 SCWGA "Coach of the Year" recipient

34 years of coaching experience

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Songling “Sunny” Liu

Coached Chinese National and Olympic gymnasts

Former Elite gymnast

Former Chinese National Team J.O. Program Coach

Nationally Ranked Judge

28 years of coaching experience

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Jane
Zhao

Former Elite Gymnast of the Chinese National Team

Trained former Chinese National Champions and Two Olympic gymnasts

33 years of coaching experience

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Jason
Derosiers

Jason competed in the USA Junior Olympics Program with South Coast Gymnastics for 8 years.

Regional All-Around Gold Medalist

17 years of coaching experience

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James
Zhong

James coached the Hong Kong gymnastics team that went to the 2012 London Olympics and 2011 World University Games.

Former Chinese National Team Gymnast

17 years of coaching experience

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Krassi
Varbanova

Former National Team Member for Bulgaria

34+ years coaching experience

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Bryan
Del Castillo

5 Time National Team Member

4 Time National All-Around Champion

NCAA All American

Former SCGTC Team Member

Berkeley Alumni

8+ Years Coaching Experience

Yoshi
Mori

2012 NCAA Team Champion

3 Time Big Ten Team Champion

2 Time NCAA All American

Former SCGTC Team Member

Illinois Alumni